New Manager Announced at West Gippsland Arts Centre

Published on 23 July 2021

Baw Baw Shire Council is delighted to announce the appointment of Rowenna Dunn who spent more than a decade working with one of the world’s leading live entertainment brands, as Manager of the West Gippsland Arts Centre.

Ms Dunn, a Warragul native, toured the world with Cirque du Soleil working as a Public Relations Manager for 10+ years, where she gained vast experience in a very fast-paced environment. Travelling to a new place every two months, and working in some of the biggest and most exciting cities in the world, encouraged a new appreciation and passion for culture, travel, diversity, live entertainment. 

Her strong background in live entertainment is also supported by six years in the performing arts industry working in various roles at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and with the Marriner Theatre Group in Melbourne.

More recently, as a General Manager in a corporate environment, Rowenna refined her leadership style to develop and mentor employees, focussing on team dynamics, customer service and delivery of commercial objectives.

Quotes attributable to Mark Dupe, Chief Executive Officer

"With nearly 20 years’ experience in the performing arts and live entertainment field both here and overseas, Rowenna will bring her innovative and dynamic leadership style to the WGAC.

"We are very excited about attracting someone with such a strong background in performing arts, customer service and building teams and the fact that she grew up in Warragul gives her a unique understanding of this region and the local arts community."

Quotes attributable to Mark Kestigian, Director Economic Development, Arts and Advocacy 

"We are very fortunate to find someone with Rowenna’s broad range of skills and capabilities who will help us further enhance our own brand in the arts, entertainment and events’ spaces in Baw Baw Shire and beyond."

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